Why not start with the group shot of this great Zone. Elders Corbridge and Quinn are the Zone Leaders and they lead with lots of "animo" and are very close to the spirit. We had a great atmosphere of learning this day and truly felt uplifted. I will tell everyone my half hour on Spiritual Gifts was done totally in Spanish (Well I had a few times where I would ask for a word, but I was happy that I am progressing. Hopefully my vocabulary and conjugation will continue to grow, but I can see I am learning and definitely understanding so much better)
If you remember from the last time this Zone was the one with the funny picture. They wanted to do it again. You certainly see another side of these young warriors. They are really fun to be around. Keeps us young!.
Oh, Mi Hermano en dolor. Elder Roldan from Dos Hermanas, Espana is such a great Elder with a lot of personality and he speaks very good English. He is also the Branch President of the Leon Branch. He called me his "brother in pain" when we discovered we both broke our shoulders two February's ago. Mine was done while skiing and his was done snowboarding. I cracked my left humorous in 4 places and he tore his rotator cuff. (I think) Anyway, we have bonded in our suffering. Not too much suffering going on today!
Oh, I caught you Elder Fowers taking seconds! It's o.k, we had seconds to take. Elder Fowers is from Kennewick, Washington and Elder Probst, on the right is from Heber City, Utah. Two super Elders who like to eat. Mmm, taco salad.
The eating shots are the place to get all the Elders and Sisters in the Zone. They do look happy don't they. It is fun to feed them, they are soooo appreciative.
Our two Hermanas in this Zone. Hermana Rudder is on the left from Nampa, Idaho and Hermana Goodman on the right from Flagstaff, Arizona is going home this transfer. What a wonderful testimony she has. We also do a 1/2 hour sister session and Hermana Goodman shared some beautiful thoughts about her mother. I am sure the Goodman family is getting excited.
Yes, we need to feed the Presidente two. Everyone liked it, even the guacamole.
At the end of the conference, Elder Woods was playing for everyone while Elder Roldan was serenading us. Music truly draws everyone together.
Then I asked Elder Aston from Rupert, Idaho, one of our newest Elders to play for us. He is an incredible pianist. It had been a few months, but he favored us with some beautiful classic music. He is very humble about his talents, but we are going to have him share them with us a lot.
We left the conference, again on a high. As we were driving to Vigo that night there was a beautiful cloud formation which showed the rays of the sun. I know the picture isn't the best, but the symbolism of the light breaking forth is a kin to the light that is shining on this beautiful country and helping our missionaries find the elect. It is a great time to be in Spain!